Friday, 6 July 2018

Welcome to our Summertime Collection.....


Welcome to our Summertime Collection.......



Master Bird Song

Master Bird Song

Mister Bird Song stands 7" high and created from hand dyed mohair in a faded warm gold.
Wearing a antique embroidered coat in a pale blue and navy silk.
This is beautiful antique fabric is from a Chinese coat and is hand embroidered with flowers leaves and tiny birds.Trimmed with navy silk satin and is removable.
Mister Bird Song wears our handmade navy blue velvet shoes which are embellished with the antique buttons from the same Chinese silk jacket.
One of a kind Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

NEPTUNE

NEPTUNE
Neptune is 4.5" high and created from hand dyed sea green mohair
I have over aged and tinted his fur in places to give him a vintage appearance.
He wears a matching hand dyed ribbon.
One of a kind
Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

ALBION


ALBION
Albion stands at 4.5"high and created in hand dyed mohair in taupe brown mohair.
He wears a vintage cotton sailor top made from a old sailor shirt.
Navy blue trousers again using a vintage fabric.
Albion wears our hand made shoes in black leather hand stitched with leather soles.
He wears a antique hallmarked silver engraved anchor charm.
One of a kind Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

BATHSHEBA

BATHSHEBA
Bathsheba stands 3.5" tall and is created from hand dyed lilac mohair.
She is dressed as a boho gypsy queen inspired by my love of vintage clothing.
She wears a antique velvet fringed jacket with vintage ecru lace skirt.
Trimmed with antique silk ribbon vintage flowers and antique glass gilded button.
One of a kind Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

HORACE

HORACE
Horace stands at 3.25" created from dark taupe mohair. One of our very tiniest bears.
He wears vintage wool striped blazer with cream vintage flannel trousers.
Horace wears a handmade boater which he can remove.
His vintage cream leather shoes are a new size for this tiny bear.
Hand stitched with leather soles.
One of a kind Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

DELORA

DELORA
Delora stands at 3" created from ash blonde mohair.
She wears a antique embroidery anglaise cotton summer 
dress.Trimmed with vintage ribbon and flowers with antique floral charm.
Delora wears our hand made shoes in vintage cream leather a new size for this tiny bear.
One of a kind Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

NERINA

NERINA

NERINA
Nerina measures 3.25" high without her mermaid tail created from hand dyed mohair.
She is a miniature bear and can be taken out of her mermaid tail.
She measures 4.5" in length when wearing her mermaid tail.
Nerina wears a leather and antique sequinned mermaid tail and shell bikini top.
Her mermaid headdress from antique sequins very tiny shells.
Nerina comes with her pretty antique shell box which she reclines against or can sit inside.
Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

END OF SHOW
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Thank you for visiting our Summertime Collection.
Should you wish to adopt any of the designs please contact me by email or message me on facebook.

Warm sunshine wishes
Paula & Simon
xx

info@paulastrethill-smith.com



Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Summertime Show


Coming soon Summertime Show....



Hello you are invited to join us on our blog for our Summertime show on
 Thursday 5th July at 7.30pm
We look forward to sharing with you our very latest designs direct from our studio.
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Sunshine wishes
Paula & Simon 

Friday, 13 April 2018

Spring Teddy Bear Collection 2018

Hello welcome to our latest spring teddy bear collection.....


MISTER FOR-GET-ME-NOT

MISTER FOR-GET-ME-NOT

Mister For-get-me-not is 4.5"high and created from hand dyed mohair in faded blue.
He wears a vintage embroidered hand dyed waistcoat with tiny brass buttons.
Grey silk pantaloons with vintage velvet slippers with brass buckles.
Carries a posy of vintage for-get-me-nots.

ONE OFF Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

MISS FLEURE

MISS FLEURE
Miss Fleure is 4.5" high and created from pale blonde mohair.
She wears a cream satin dress trimmed with vintage satin ribbon tape & crochet trim.
She carries a posy of vintage velvet blossoms.

ONE OFF Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

CELESTE


Celeste is 4.5"high and created from hand dyed mohair.
Celeste is a beautiful hand dyed shade of turquoise or robins egg blue.
Her linen paw pads are also from the same dye bath.

ONE OFF Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

MISS BLOSSOM

MISS BLOSSOM
Miss Blossom is 3.75" high and created from hand dyed mohair in pale peach pink.
She is wearing a vintage peach linen  embroidered dress trimmed with silk ribbon.
Miss Blossom carries a vintage posy of peach blossoms.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED


 VERDI

VERDI
Verdi is 3.5" high and created from hand dyed antique mohair in shades of jade green.
One of our very tiniest bears.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED
VERDI



 PANDA BABE

PANDA BABE

PANDA BABE
Panda babe is a chubby 3.5"high created from cream and hand dyed pale blue mohair.
One of our tiny sized pandas.
Comes with a vintage posy of pink blossoms.
ONE OFF Limited 1/1 ADOPTED



MISS CHERRY PLUM

MISS CHERRY PLUM 

MISS CHERRY PLUM
Miss Cherry Plumb is 3.5" high and created from hand dyed cherry pink mohair
One of our very tiny bears at 3.5"she has aged suede paw pads.
Carries a sprig of hand tinted cherry blossom.
ONE OFF Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

END OF SHOW

Thank you for visiting our blog show.
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Should you wish to adopt any of the latest bears or would like more information 
please contact me by.

email: info@paulastrethill-smith.com
or message me on facebook.


Monday, 9 April 2018

Spring Collection this week.


Hello we are busy in the studio putting the final touches to our spring teddybear collection.

Make a note of the date as it will be this coming Thursday 12th April here on our blog at 8pm.GMT

With the warmest of spring wishes 
Paula & Simon
xx

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Coming soon.... our spring collection


Hello.....
We know you that you will all be waiting to see some new fresh spring designs.
These are in planning and making stage so in a few weeks or so we will announce the date.
We are a little late for easter as we took a short break to cornwall so have a little catching up to do.

I thought I would share a few pictures of the most wonderful plant shop we found in Exeter.
For those of you who are green fingered or love cactus or succulents this shop is house plant heaven.

NGNG 
No Guts No Glory is a design and lifestyle store in Fore St Exeter.

They grow a superb collection of houseplants and give lots of advice on how to grow them.
A warm welcome awaits and great coffee too!
If you can't visit in person go visit their website or follow them on instagram or facebook.
www.ngngdesign.com





We chose a some interesting plants a string of pearls 
and a living stone which we have been wanting to find for ages.
I enjoy growing a few of the little tiny ones in really old vintage miniature pots.


Careful little bear don't touch! 

This cactus may take some time to grow as big as our miniature 3" bear.

Cactus Brooch 

Some of you may of seen our sculpted bunny,fox and bear brooches.
This is our cactus brooch that we created from antique green mohair it feels quite prickly to touch.
I will be adding a few to my etsy shop soon or let me know and I will put one on order for you.

Bye for now back soon with new spring designs
with all good wishes
Paula & Simon


xx


Monday, 26 February 2018

Hugglets Winter Bear Fest 2018 and our latest designs.

Hello.
Thank you to everyone who came and visited us at the Hugglets Winter Bear Fest.

We really enjoyed our time at the show and it was so nice to catch up with our friends and collectors.
A big thank you to those of you who adopted one of our designs.
Some of you made a very long journey to come visit us and on such a cold day we appreciate that.

Here are some of our latest designs that created for the show.
Some of which are already adopted but there are a few that are looking for their forever homes.

ZHEN ZHEN
ZHEN ZHEN
Zhen Zhen was one of our soft sculpture designs with a mannequin style body.
Vintage silk embroidered coat.
One Off.1/1 ADOPTED 

CUTHBERT 
One off 1/1 ADOPTED

ANTOINE
ANTOINE
Antoine is 4.5" high and created from vanilla cream hand dyed mohair.
He wears a vintage floral waistcoat and silk satin trousers.
His leather shoes with tiny brass buckles are hand stitched and made by ourselves.
One Off 1/1 ADOPTED

MUNGO
MUNGO
Mungo is 3.5" high and created from old gold mohair.
He wears silk striped waistcoat and taffetta trousers.
His shoes are navy blue velvet and hand stitched with leather soles.
Limited Edition 1/3 SOLD OUT

MASTER ELLIOT
MASTER ELLIOT
Master Elliot is one of our very tiny bear 3"in size
hand dyed pale shabby blue mohair.
He wears vintage flannel cotton sailor suit with antique crown button.
Limited Edition 1/2 ADOPTED

MISS TILLY


MISS TILLY
Miss Tilly is one of our very tiny bears at 3"size.Hand dyed shabby pink mohair.
Wears a vintage linen sailor suit and antique crown button.
One Off 1/1 ADOPTED

OLD FREDERICK

OLD FREDERICK
Old Frederick is one of our tiniest bears at 3"high.
Created from antique mohair in cinnamon colour
One Off 1/1 ADOPTED

MR RUSSELL


MR RUSSELL

Mr Russell stands at 7" or 8"to top of his top hat.
He is created from cream mohair with black airbrushed patches.
Mr Russell wears vintage harris tweed coat and trousers.
Antique velvet waistcoat,collar and silk cravat.
He has our hand stitched leather shoes in dark blue and carries a black brassed top cane.
ONE OFF 1/1

SHELBY
SHELBY
SHELBY

SHELBY
One of our soft sculpture designs and a larger studio design.
Shelby stands 14"high and is created from vintage llama wool.
He has a sculpted face with internal face sculpt and paw pads.
 Glass topaz eyes with waxed nose.
He has been airbrushed with darker brown tones.
He has wire armature in his arms and legs.
Shelby has a look of the peaky blinders about him and is dressed in 1920's vintage clothing.
He is fashioned in antique cotton shirt with mop buttons,vintage silk bow tie.
Vintage braces with elastic and buckles with antique brass button studs.
Vintage baker boy or cap made from vintage fabrics.
He wears our trademark sculpted leather shoes which are hand stitched with leather soles.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED



Thanks for visiting
Should you wish to adopt any of the designs or need more information please contact me.
info@paulastrethill-smith.com
or message me on facebook.
xx